About Central Park Restaurant
Central Park occupies a 100 year old flower warehouse. With exposed brick, high rafter ceilings and elegant decor, Central Park will make you feel right at home.
American, Seafood, Steakhouse
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 7:30am - 9:00pm; Friday: 7:30am - 10:00pm; Saturday: 8:00am - 10:00pm; Sunday: 8:00am - 9:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Central Park Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
This was the first lunch I had at Centra ...
This was the first lunch I had at Central Park. In the past, I've gone for dinner and thoroughly enjoyed the food and service. There were three of us meeting for lunch: The chicken in my Chicken Caesar Salad was grilled too long so it was a little dry and chewy. My other friend had the crab salad and said that it was a little fishy. However, the service was friendly and efficient. I'll give it another try for lunch.
We dined here Sunday after a Pasadena Pl ...
We dined here Sunday after a Pasadena Playhouse performance. Our reservation was at 5pm and patronage was sparse, but increased as the evening progressed. Full bar for those desiring a cocktail. Entrees did not disappoint. I had Short ribs and wife has flat iron steak. The only disappointment was that cioppino had been removed from the menu.
We have been a couple times already so w ...
We have been a couple times already so we knew this place provided a lovely dining experience but on this occasion, I held a gathering for my family to celebrate my birthday. The staff could not have been more accommodating or attentive. Our waitress was great and so kind! We really enjoyed her and had such a nice time. They were really helpful in accommodating a party of 14 and all the food came out at the same time, perfectly. It is such a lovely and quaint building with views of the park, which is nice at night. Prior to this evening, we first found this place while searching for somewhere to have a brunch after my aunt's funeral last August. They do not make reservations during weekend brunch hours but after I explained our situation, manager was so kind in helping us out. We were a large party and we bombarded them at the tail end of their Sunday brunch service but they did not shoo us away and had the space ready for us after a short wait. The food was great and several of us have been back at different times on our own because we liked it so much. I highly recommend it!
Came here for lunch from the OC to cele ...
Came here for lunch from the OC to celebrate a birthday.
The crab tower was delicious as was the crab cobb salad. The birthday key lime pie was a real treat and also as good or better than CCF.
Our server Bridget was very attentive always made sure our water glasses were filled as well as coffee.
Central Park is one of my go-to restaura ...
Central Park is one of my go-to restaurants for Breakfast or Dinner. Good food, friendly staff. Small parking lot but plenty of nearby street meters if the lot is full. Nice range of food for all tastes. Great price fixe menu $24.95 for starter, entree and desert. Love the old brick walls. Can be a little loud but not so much that you can't have a conversation.
Service was really the downfall of the m ...
Service was really the downfall of the meal. Took a long time before we were able to order a drink. Then it took even longer to order our food. We had to stack up the appetizer plates and place them at the end of the table after our food came so that they could be removed.
I would definitely come back because of ...
I would definitely come back because of the service and overall ambiance. The minute I came in, I was warmly greeted. The hostess was not afraid to ask one of the servers to seat my party as one party on their way out wanted to speak with her and a larger party, which seemed to celebrate a birthday celebration began to flood the small entrance. The service team worked together to ensure all of our plates were served timely. They were cognizant our table was in a meeting so unnecessary intrusions were kept at a minimum.
Although none of the food stood out, the presentation, portion and taste was good enough to get it to be above average. In addition, the bathrooms were clean, the staff was attentive and we were able to spend a couple of minutes with the manager when he brought out the dessert.
I would definitely recommend Central Park as a great spot for a business casual meeting.
Breakfast and lunch are a better bet. ...
Breakfast and lunch are a better bet.
Our servers were wonderful and attentive. You do feel welcomed and the decor is inviting.
They do have a full bar and make a knock out delicious martini.
Presentation was lovely, and the portions were ample, but not much flavor.
Sand dabs were mushy, vegetables were tough and difficult to eat. I wish the food matched up to great service and ambiance.
we love Central Park and it is our "go t ...
we love Central Park and it is our "go to" spot. easy & free parking. casual atmosphere, great service, and most importantly always great food! i've been ordering the specials lately, and they are always fantastic. great pricing too!
Really loved the ambiance, the food / pr ...
Really loved the ambiance, the food / presentation / service all Excellent! Loved Table 1 and the ability to send floral with our Reservation. Only drawback is very limited parking. By 6pm midweek every space was taken even though not all the tables were filled. Would highly recommend for first seating.
Attended during L.A. Restaurant Week. G ...
Attended during L.A. Restaurant Week. Great value, great food. Crab bisque is excellent, as is the Pork Prime Rib. And Key Lime Pie is one of the best I've ever had. I've never been disappointed with anything I've had here.
Came here for the 3rd time this year bec ...
Came here for the 3rd time this year because it was my birthday this week and got a coupon for a free entree. The waitress saw the coupon and wished me a happy birthday and took our order. I ordered a filet mignon while my wife had the chicken piccata. We shared a baby kale salad which was really good. unfortunately, the filet mignon was heavily charred and every bite had a burnt taste. Not very pleasant. At least the mash potatoes and the asparagus were cooked nicely. My wife's chicken piccata was very good. We shared a carrot cake for dessert.
Central Park is one of our favorite restaurant in Pasadena, especially for meeting with friends. Wasn't crazy about the steak but, I have enjoyed many other items on the menu in the past.
We went to Central Park to partake in LA ...
We went to Central Park to partake in LA Restaurant Week. All four of us were pleased with the selections in terms of variety of offerings and value for the money. The only reason I rated the food as a 4 was that my steak was a little on the tough side. My husband loved his salmon however. The desserts were great. Our waiter was extremely attentive, so all in all we had a very lovely evening there.
My wife and I went to Central Park durin ...
My wife and I went to Central Park during LA Restaurant week, for the Prix Fixe menu. My wife had the salmon and I had the steak. Both excellent prepared right. The server was courteous and very obliging. We had one included dessert with dinner and took the other home.
My companions had fish dishes which they ...
My companions had fish dishes which they were pleased with.
I had a steak which was requested as medium, but was not a great piece of meat. It was tough. I only ate about 1/2 of it and took the rest home to the dog. The potatoes that came with it were outstanding!
I dined at Central Park with a dozen fri ...
I dined at Central Park with a dozen friends and when I arrived the table was set aside and the guests names were at each place setting. The table looked fantastic and the service was exceptional. The food was very good and everyone raved today about the dinner last night.
We really enjoyed the Irish Mules (Moscow Mule with Jameson instead of vodka) and the wine drinkers had a great selection to choose from. The only negative is that the bar is an afterthought with room for just three people but they made excellent drinks and served us promptly.
The DineLA menu was wonderful and a great value. This will be a regular spot in the future!
We ordered off the daily special dinner ...
We ordered off the daily special dinner menu. Salads were excellent, but steaks were overcooked and chewy. Side of savory bread pudding was also very good, but marked it down because of steaks. Learning to cook a steak medium rare should be a no-brainer, and a New York cut should not be tough. Nice ambiance, across from the park. Am going to try to go on Thursdays because it is "burger night" and they have a good selection.
Overall good value restaurant. The chef ...
Overall good value restaurant. The chef's prix fix special menu was intriguing and very reasonable. Unfortunately, my wife was in the mood for a pasta dish, and didn't find one that she liked. She chose the braised short ribs and I chose a filet mignon off the main menu, in order to pair with a red wine. The Justin cabernet was very reasonably priced among the limited wine selections, but worked well with the meals. Possibly the best feature for returning to the restaurant is their own on-site free parking lot. . . something hard to find in Pasadena.
Another Nice Meal
Met here with friends who either have never been here or only came here for breakfast. They loved it. A great place to met with friends because the menu has a great variety of selections. Two of us order the pork chop which was very juicy and delicious. The gals had penne pasta with chicken and chicken picatta which they also enjoyed. Finished up with the key lime pie which was also very good. Service was excellent and we had an enjoyable dinner.
Just one thing we've noticed, my wife and I also share a house salad and over the five times we've been to the restaurant, we noticed the salads getting skimpier each time. In March of 2015, the salads came with at least five wedges of red and orange tomatoes but, the number of tomatoes became less and less over time and on this night, we had none. I should have said something then but, we were having a good time so I didn't bother. It would be nice to have tomatoes on our house salad in the near future because we will definitely be back.
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